A ( Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle ), commonly referred to as an ROV, RoVs are technically advanced underwater vehicles, controlled via cable (Tether) by an RoV-Pilot. RoVs come in various sizes and shapes and can be deployed for inspections tasks and up to demanding subsea installation and construction tasks with Manipulators or Thrusters. They are common in deep water industries such as offshore hydrocarbon extraction. ROVs are unoccupied, highly maneuverable, and operated by a crew aboard a vessel .TheTether cable is used for communication and Power .In high-power applications, most of the electrical power drives a high-power electrical motor which drives a hydraulic pump. The hydraulic pump is then used for propulsion and to power equipment such as torque tools and manipulator arms where electrical motors would be too difficult to implement subsea. Most ROVs are equipped with at least a video camera and lights. Additional equipment is commonly added to expand the vehicle’s capabilities. These may include sonars, magnetometers, a still camera, a manipulator or cutting arm, water samplers, and instruments that measure water clarity, water temperature, water density, sound velocity, light penetration, and temperature.
You can see rules on Mate Competition Official website Explorer class ROV
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